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I purchased the car 2 years ago and it has flaws in it's transmission. It has been repaired 3 times in 2 years, Ford have extended the warranty because of the issue. Initially they were reluctant to fix but had far too much pressure. Mechanics at Ford said "it drives like this because 3-4 people are driving the car and have different driving styles".... Really, it's a car. It's sluggish, shudders and adolescents in the house cannot drive it to Uni, as they feel unsafe with it's performance.
Good small car, But!
The ford fiesta is certainly a wonderful small car!
The pro's involves great handling, good mileage, great speakers and its good looks.
The biggest drawback of the car is the transmission. The car shudders and struggles a lot on low gear(1-2).
Other than that it works great!
Fun to drive!
Has been good but not without issues
Loved it at first as the engine was efficient, handling was great and I loved the exterior look. Over time however the ecoboost 1L engine became more and more annoying particularly when on hills as the car was just not as responsive as one might hope. Issues also arose at the first scheduled service with a coolant leak covered by warranty, however at year 2 another warranty issue arose and by the end of year 3 the tyres need replacing after only 30000 km of mostly city driving
Best daily car EVER
I used to own a highly modified 2008 Subaru STI pushing 300kw at the wheels. I sold it and purchased the Fiesta ST as a downgrade but boy was I surprised.. It's actually more fun and easier to drive! Besides going slow in a straight line this thing is literally a train on rails when cornering. Boost kicks in very early around 2000rpm so it's always feeling zippy. I get about 600km per tank of fuel. Very decent on petrol especially when I drive partially aggressive.
Have a 2016 Fiesta ST with the optional Mountune Kit.
I’ve prevously had a Honda S2000 and Infiniti G37. This car is obviously much smaller than those two, but doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack a punch.
Very responsive steering and throttle. Only complaints are that the Sync Voice system is largely unresponsive and slow.
In all areas of actually driving the car, it’s excellent.
Love driving my fiesta. Have had no issues so far. I bought a 2010 model 2 years ago and she is still going strong. Very reliable and cheap to run. I regularly use the car to transport 3 of my dogs - two rotties and a maltese and they all fit comfortably on the back seat.
- Fiesta WZ (2013-2021)
I was a bit wary prior to buying my Ford fiesta ST before due to well known 'ford problems'. But then as I research, it's just the power shift ones! Months later on, I'm still enjoying my car averaging 6.6L/100km in mixed driving. Best of both worlds! The only problem I found in the car is that my cheeks hurt from so much smiling as while I drive it!
Very good fuel consumption, easy to park and drive around. Has all the features necessary. Big booth as well. Hatch is a good option for carrying bags around. Very comfortable ergonomic seats. This is the best car I have ever owned. Drives very well in the city and on the open road.
Not a smooth drive
Bought this new for $22k (runout sale) in 2013. Hindsight is 20/20 - I significantly overpaid for this car. I was so excited for a new car, I was still a provisional driver at the time. It's an o.k runaround car, but it has put me in sticky situations when I needed to accelerate quickly i.e a busy roundabout or merging onto the motorway, it's a nightmare to drive! It jitters, shakes and is delayed. This problem has caused a lot of near-misses.
I've tried to explain the problem to Ford customer service when I went in for my service, but thy'...ve downplayed the problem. Excusing the behaviour as "the computer inside the car is learning how you drive" I've had it for a couple of years and it's STILL learning how I drive? Unlikely. Traded it in and only for $5000 for it.
What a ripper
I love this little car, I originally purchased it as a runabout, while my daughter is getting her Learners, now I don’t think I want to give it up. It is so reliable, timing belt intervals are at 150k its amazing. My uses 6.6l per 100km so it costs next to nothing to commute and I do 600km a week as I’m the family soccer dad so I do school runs, and take the kids to all their after school activities. But it doesn’t end there, because it is a hatch, there is added benefit of room. I cycle and my road bike fits comfortably, in the back with enoug...h room to pick up my two children from school. Our greyhound finds enough room in it too, she has no problems getting in through the side or rear hatch. I have owned over 100 cars in my life and this one is definitely in my top 5
I love the ford econetic and its fuel economy and how quite it is on the road. This car is amazing and i love it. So sporty and drives great. Love the electrical features and how compatible it is with your phone. One of the smartest cars that ive come across.
Perfectly designed Hatchback
They should've left the design process and stopped when they reached the WS.
It's sleek, looks awesome in the metallic green with low profile wheels.
Amazingly zippy with excellent pickup off the go and smooth change through the gears.
Parts and components are easy to get and cheap, not that we've had to replace anything on it, but at least if we need to, we know we're covered.
It fits 3 kids in the back comfortably and plenty of room in the front for a 6ft adult.
Brakes can get a lil spongy at times, but nothing a small bleed doesn't fix. Great on fuel economy and they just last.
Good on fuel, handles well, cruise control but their cost saving design really annoys me!
Bought the 5spd manual Fiesta urgently after selling the Subaru WRX with little time to research. The car did well in a few department, but let down on a few.
Good fuel economy - 5.6L/100km (mainly 80kph suburbian driving) to 6.8L/100km (110kph cross country)
Good handling - For a FWD, the fiesta's corner with precision. I can confidently corner on narrow country roads at freeway speed (Can't compare with the AWD WRX). I won't be able to corner with this much confidence in other small cars in its segment.
Comfortable for long distance...
A reliable, great looking car.
I purchased this car from the original owner when it was about 3 years old, and with approx 50k on the clock. I was looking for a car with a higher safety rating, as well as being cheap on fuel, with a modern body and interior features. I found this little guy. It really does have a sexy body to it, bold curves with a rear spoiler and alloy wheels. The interior looks surprisingly modern with its clean dash layout and function screen, accommodating Bluetooth phone and AUX. I have had a few arguments with the voice control lady though, she isn't ...of much use... My car is the last round to be made in Germany before they moved to Asia, and I love having the light switch on the dash, easy to find! The driver seat is pretty comfy with side support; not sure about the other seats. I have one child in the back and have used the ISOFIX points and anchor points, the boot is quite big being able to fit the pram flat with just one wheel removed. Mechanically the car has given me no hassles since the day I took ownership 3 years ago. I am currently sitting on 97xxx km. Ford is still offering capped price servicing for me, but it sometimes works out cheaper to do it yourself if it's a simple oil/filter change etc. I haven't had any issues with Ford customer service down at Pakenham. It is a 5 speed manual, I chose the manual as the auto seemed quite clunky and delayed in gear changes. The manual is smooth and easy to shift, however, every now and then when shifting into reverse, it makes an awful grinding noise. And sometimes requires some encouragement from the clutch to shift completely into reverse. It is surprisingly great on cornering, I don't feel any slip or slide when I power through a traffic circle and the steering wheel is easy to keep control over. The only downfall I can note is its lack of power, its quite pathetic really during take off. And I can completely floor the accelerator and I feel the years passing by before it even feels as though it's increased speed. Quite depressing when I like my ride to include a little oomph. If speed and power isn't anything you're interested in then this car would be perfect for you.
Trouble with transmission
Purchased this car brand new. Good enough drive/easy to maneuver, but the transmission they use has a fault that Ford do not seem able to fix.
Quite often when accelerating, the car will shudder a bit. First few times I mentioned to the service dept, they said they updated the software. Eventually had to get replaced and still had issues.
Perfectly Styled Little Car.
I absolutely LOVE my fiesta. It is a manual car that I have owned for 5 years and I have no had one major issue with it. I love it so much that when my husband suggested buying a bigger 'family' car, I struggled to find one that I liked. The interior feels quality and is really nicely put together. The voice recognition isn't very good with my voice but it does work most of the time. I love the colour white that ford has. The power is quite good for a small car.
Great car with no problems.
We bought a WZ Fiesta Sport 1.0 manual in January 2014 (one of the very first sold). It has had no faults and still looks and drives as new - despite my wife driving 500km per week.
The Ecoboost engine is a little jet but is very economical (although we choose to run it on expensive 98 RON fuel). Manual gearbox and clutch are fine.
My wife finds the seats far more comfortable than my those in my Golf, and the ride and handling are very good. For such a small car it's very roomy.
Despite a flimsy feel, Pheobe the Fiesta has been 100 pe...rcent reliable, nothing has broken or worn out and Etheridge Ford have provided great service, Our only concern with Phoebe will be eventually replacing her as it is reported Ford will not be importing the next generation Fiesta. (All the other small cars seem so dismal to drive after the Fiesta). Highly recommended car. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Excellent little car
Had car for 8yrs..GOOD::No problems..Handles well..Cheap to run..love the boot..gets my shopping in..Amazing..BAD::No guts for overtaking..Few blindspots..Air con not cold enough..my car is one of the last made in Germany before all the faults started..I drove through floods..Water just above door level..Watch Top Gears Test Drive..Done 115,000kms No signs of
Economy Class Ride
This review is in addition to my earlier review on 2015 Ford Fiesta WZ (S) 1.5L, 4 Cyl, 6 Spd Auto, ULP, 4 Door Hatch. Start car & it revs immediately & noisily at approx 1800 rpm for about 25 seconds. Then drops down to around 800 rpm at idle. Every time. (Why? To reach operating temp?) Unnecessary 'wear & tear' on engine & wastes fuel. Ford requires owners to manually support the bonnet by propping it up with a metal rod: Hey Ford, its 2017 - not 1960!!! Rear drum brakes? They are obsolete & ADR's should make them illegal on all new cars sold...in Australia. Seats are small, narrow & uncomfortable. Front windscreen wipers leave a splash mark on the passenger side of the windscreen which obscures vision. The rear windscreen wiper jet leaves a trail of dribbled fluid which dries to a dirty stain from top to bottom of the glass. (Very annoying!) The Menu for Audio/Phone is so bad, if 'Sync3' can be installed as an option, I will be forced to upgrade the dash. In response to the lifeless 1.5L 'Lawn Mower Engine' in the Fiesta, I got a quote from 'Garrett' for a Vehicle Specific, custom made: C.A.I, Turbo, Intercooler & Exhaust = $7K (+ Extras). The lack of Aftermarket Accessories for this model is pathetic & it's almost impossible to modify. Overall, a wholly negative & depressing purchase. Nobody 'twisted my arm' to buy it & it's 'Buyer Beware'. That's why I'm writing this Review. Hopefully to stop someone else making the same mistake I did. No wonder Ford shut down building cars in Australia. The Quality & Value For Money just isn't there! The End. UPDATE: But wait, there's more? Now, approaching 8000 klm (on Speedo), there is a very loud 'metal on metal' grinding noise when reversing. Only happens in reverse. Ford, predictably, found no faults & said there is nothing wrong with the car. My ears tell me otherwise. I'm not deaf! Do Ford make cheapest possible 'cars' - for maximum possible profit? The answer can only be: "YE$". Ford Fail.
- Fiesta WZ (2013-2021)
You Get What You Pay For. Unfortunately!
2015 Ford Fiesta WZ (S) 1.5L ULP. 6 Spd Auto. 5 Door Hatch. Ex Demonstrator: 6,500 klm. BUILD: Cheap & nasty. Held together by rubber, plastic & buckets of glue. Dashboard is cluttered & virtually unreadable. 'Space Saver'spare tyres should be illegal. ENGINE: Uses more l/100klm than claimed. TRANSMISSION: Unpredictable. Always 'hunting' for another gear. Lurches & jumps 'up & down' around town. HANDLING: Doesn't feel safe. Suspension not 'mated' to steering. ROAD NOISE: Worst of any car I have ever owned, including a 1996 Toyota Landcruiser '...Troop Carrier' Diesel 4WD! CONCLUSION: Style before practicality & safety. Economy & comfort: Fail. Resale value: Worthless. Would not recommend Ford Fiesta, of any model, to my worst enemy. This - is the 'Lemon' I should NOT have bought! If this is Ford's new 'World Car', the Company will be consigned to the Garbage Bin of Automotive History!
Good deal from Valley Motors
My Ford Fiesta 2013 performs well and the manual transmission is easy to use and the car does not cost a lot to run and the mechanics at my last service said the car was in good condition. I got a good trade in on my 2005 Getz from Valley Ford Traralgon and although the car had done a few kilometers I purchased the car for $8800 but AAMII indeed it for $11200
I have a fiesta zetec. It's the most unsafe car l have ever had. Would never recommend a ford to anyone. They are friendly at first when you purchase the car and then they are rude and not helpful with all the problems the car has had. The car is a LEMON. There needs to be lemon laws to protect the consumer. Will never purchase a ford again.
Ford sucks! Never again.
Got my car in 2014 as a demo model with only 3xxxkm on the clock. Had to pull teeth to include a spare wheel in sale since it's classed as an extra. Only after 8 months my aircon stopped working. I took the car into ford for a service and to see what the issue was with aircon. They came back and said since I had a stone chip in my windscreen that there was a hole in my air condenser and that I obviously drove on rough roads and a stone had flicked up and caused the hole. And due to it being an environmental issue it was not covered under war...ranty and asked me to fork out $1200 to fix the problem. Taking it to a professional has told me there was never an issue with the air condenser at all and Ford will usually tell you there is a fault with a more expensive part and while "fixing" the problem they find the real issue and charge you more again. I will never buy another ford. They are nice to you until they have your money then they treat you horribly.
Great handling but transmission is not consistent
Bought my ford fiesta new in 2012. Have done 72000 kms so far
Steering response is fabulous.
Boot space in sedan model is big for car of this size.
Turning circle is good.
3 isofix points
Started feeling gear shudder after 60000 kms. ...
- Fiesta WT (2010-2013)
Manual diesel is the way to go
Had a manual turbo diesel Fiesta from new and loved it. Economy was outstanding, plenty of torque on the hills and handled well on the bendy bits. Not much room in the back seats as you would expect but plenty of room up front (I'm 2m tall!). Doesn't come with a spare tire when new, well worth buying a spare. Being a diesel you need to get the particulate filter up to temperature on a regular basis otherwise they can be costly but otherwise brilliant little car. Only sold it as I moved to acreage a needed a 4WD.
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|Transmission||Manual||Automatic||Manual||Dual-Clutch (DCT) and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||16" Alloy||17" Alloy||15" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.8 L/100km||5.3 L/100km||6.2 L/100km||5.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 L||42 L||48 L||42 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||3 Cylinder 1L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.5|
|Max Power||82kW @ 6300rpm||92kW @ 6000rpm||134kW @ 5700rpm||82kW @ 6300rpm|
|Max Torque||140Nm @ 4400rpm||170Nm @ 4500rpm||240Nm @ 5000rpm||140Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Germany||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||5 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2013||Jan 2013||Jan 2013||Jan 2013|
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